Kieran Rose And President Mary Robinson Áras an Uachtaráin Invitation 1992 Photo

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Title

Kieran Rose And President Mary Robinson Áras an Uachtaráin Invitation 1992 Photo

Subject

LGBTQ+ activism
LGBTQ+ activists
Gay activists
Lesbian activists
Decriminalisation
LGBTQ+ civil rights

Description

In December 1992 President Mary Robinson invited Irish lesbian and gay activists to Áras an Uachtaráin (the home of the Irish President). President Mary Robinson had been inaugurated in November 1992 so this was one of her initial public engagements. It was hugely symbolic as she was inviting the Irish lesbian and gay community into the symbolic home of the Irish people at a time when gay sex was still criminalised in Ireland.
Mary Holland wrote of the event in the Irish Times: "Not for the first time, our President, effortlessly and generously subversive of entrenched prejudice, has given a signal that cannot be ignored"
Kieran Rose was a founding member of Cork Gay Collective and an active member of GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network).

Creator

Christopher Robson

Source

Kieran Rose Photography Collection

Date

1992-12

Contributor

President Mary Robinson
Kieran Rose

Rights

Permission to use granted by Kieran Rose. Items in this digital archive are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No-Derivatives License. Please credit Cork LGBT Archive and provide a link back to this site.

Format

JPEG (Image coding standard)

Language

eng

Type

Photograph
Still image

Coverage

1992
Dublin
IRL

Citation

Christopher Robson, “Kieran Rose And President Mary Robinson Áras an Uachtaráin Invitation 1992 Photo,” Cork LGBT Archive, accessed April 23, 2024, https://corklgbtarchive.com/items/show/196.